Ember Moon recently spoke about her WWE NXT Return. She appeared on WWE NXT TV after 2 and a half years. She returned at Takeover 31. She was previously a member of the main roster but had to be placed on the shelf to recover from a torn Achelle’s tendon.
Many people believed that she would return to the Smackdown main roster. She instead returned to the brand that made her so popular. She is a former NXT Women's Champion and she spoke about her return on Sports Illustrated.
Ember Moon on WWE NXT Return
"When learned I was headed to NXT, the whole motorcycle package was an idea I had after watching an action movie called Hardcore Henry," Moon said. "The NXT creative team is absolutely amazing, and they got this massive set for me.
I wanted elements of The Masked Singer so we could have clues to keep people guessing. And they were like, 'Let's do it!' There is a video game I play, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, where there are these two dueling voices and you have to listen closely, and we did something similar for the surprise, which was absolutely amazing."
She then spoke about the torn Achilles injury. That has kept her from performing on WWE TV. "I was nervous and I wasn't certain how I would be received," said Moon. "I didn't even know Toni Storm was popping up on the monitor right before me.
She's stunning in the ring, and I want to wrestle her, too. "My nerves kept building as I was walking out to the stage. All I could think was, 'Crap, did I even shut the visor to the helmet?' If you look quickly, I grab my helmet and checked.
Then I took off the helmet, and it was an outstanding, memorable moment. I think it may have broke the internet for a h*t minute. It reminded me that NXT is the place where I'm meant to be. I couldn't ask for a better team to support me, and it was so amazing to be there on the first night of the Capitol Wrestling Center."
She then spoke about the diverse NXT roster. "The NXT women's division is so diverse, and we know the standard that was set by the women who were there before us," Moon stated. "Now we'll see how the new Ember Moon fits into the mix.
I'll be showing off myself in a new way for the first time, and I can't wait for people to say, 'Holy crap, I forgot how good Ember Moon is.' The landscape has drastically changed in NXT since I was last here.
There are going to be a lot of new matchups. Wrestling needs to be fun right now, not just for me but for everyone, and I'm going to bring that in NXT."